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The anguish families experience when they are asked to make health care decisions for incompetent members has stimulated the search for an adequate procedure to document patients' end-of-life decisions. This study explores a method of recording competent patients' wishes via a "value history," a questionnaire that can guide families and the health care team(More)
Physicians share the grief and tension of families who must make decisions for incompetent, dying members. The author recorded the wishes of 1000 competent patients to guide families and the health care team during terminal illness. A questionnaire, which became part of the medical record, was used to determine views of organ donation, religious beliefs,(More)
The anguish families experience when they are asked to make health care decisions for incompetent members has stimulated the search for adequate prior directives. This study explores a method of recording competent patients' wishes via a Value History Questionnaire which can guide families and health care teams during an incompetent person's terminal(More)